We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
We saw a moose family here!!!

On a day with calm winds (typically in early morning) you can take a lovely reflection picture here... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Much better than I anticipated

We drove up here from the park & ride car park after hiking the Bear Lake/Emerald Lake trail. We... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
St Helens, United Kingdom
Read all 320 reviews
All photos (383)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“picnic tables”(20 reviews)
“parking lot”(35 reviews)
“trout”(14 reviews)
Near Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
+1 970-586-1206
Reviews (320)
Filter reviews
311 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews picnic tables parking lot trout pine beetle easy hike fly fishing flat path glacier basin great place for a picnic half mile loop moose sighting peaceful place beautiful walk views of the mountains great photos accessible trail parking area
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 311 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a day with calm winds (typically in early morning) you can take a lovely reflection picture here including Hallett's Peak. There's a lovely, easy hike here around Sprague Lake. Also it's a great place for a picnic. During our visit, WE SAW MOOSE HERE!!!...More

Thank photoguywisconsin
Reviewed 1 October 2018

We drove up here from the park & ride car park after hiking the Bear Lake/Emerald Lake trail. We walked around the lake. The evening light was superb & I took a few pictures. Someone said Moose come to the lake to drink but we...More

Thank geoffviking
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Beautiful lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Lots of nearby hiking trails to enjoy. A great place to enjoy scenic views.

Thank Ken Q
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

One of the easier hikes we did. It was very beautiful and were able to get drinking pictures of the mountains reflecting on the lake.

Thank Kerry J
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This is a hike for all ages, as the trail around the lake is short, flat, and well maintained. This summer we saw a mama moose and two calves munching on water plants in the lake. There are many picnic tables in the area and...More

Thank annjh
Reviewed 13 September 2018

This is one of the nicer hiking trails at Rocky Mountain National Park. When we went, there were not that many other hikers on the trail so that made it nice. The trail goes all the way around Sprague Lake, and there are great views...More

Thank Travelalot963
Reviewed 10 September 2018

This is another easy access hike around a beautiful lake designed for all ages. Lots of places to sit and enjoy the scenery. The shuttle drops you closer to the trail than you can park. This is another must do in the park.

1  Thank JLPeterson58
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We hiked here from the Glacier Basin campground where we were staying. GB has a trailhead that takes you to Sprague so we though, why not. Had heard about it before but never prioritized it before because it sounded too easy to be worthwhile. Saw...More

1  Thank focogirl
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Beautiful setting. very easy trail. They were some people in the lake fishing. You can easily take the park provided shuttle to get to lake trail head.

Thank 50nishiraj
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Right off the road, plenty of parking. Great views with mountains behind the lake. Went at sunrise and got some great pictures. End up seeing 4 moose there. Path around the lake is 3/4 of a mile, great for running. Went back with the family...More

1  Thank 912bradm
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Alpine Trail Ridge Inn
1,240 reviews
6.99 km away
StoneBrook Resort
693 reviews
8.10 km away
Nicky's Resort
206 reviews
8.53 km away
Deer Crest Resort
357 reviews
8.66 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 7 nearby restaurants
Scratch Deli and Baker
294 reviews
7.14 km away
Smokin' Dave's BBQ
3,992 reviews
7.53 km away
Rock Inn Mountain Tavern
1,478 reviews
6.34 km away
Bird & Jim
263 reviews
7.04 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 104 nearby attractions
Emerald Lake Trail
432 reviews
.45 km away
Bear Lake
1,513 reviews
3.50 km away
Alberta Falls
360 reviews
5.58 km away
Bear Lake Trailhead
355 reviews
3.51 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Kristin A
5 October 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from hjmartin24 | Reviewed this property |
This is a great one for kids! You can't ride your bike, but they could easily walk the path. My 3.5 and 1.5 year olds enjoyed this and had no trouble. It's a nearly flat and well-maintained path around the lake. You don't... More